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λέγω. So Tr. 1130λέγω: τέθνηκεν κ.τ.λ.”: Ant. 245(where the reluctant speaker is at last brought to the point) “καὶ δὲ λέγω σοι.

᾿πὶ τοῦτον. Such aphaeresis after a stop is rare: but cp. I. A. 719 “μέλλω: 'πὶ ταύτῃ καὶ καθέσταμεν τύχῃ”: [Eur. ] Rhes. 157 “ἥξω: ᾿πὶ τούτοις τόνδ᾽ ὑφίσταμαι πόνον”: Nub. 1354 “ἐγὼ φράσω. ᾿πειδὴ γὰρ κ.τ.λ.

τοῦτον, this man here, (=“τόνδε”,) Philoctetes.

592 Although Odysseus and Diomedes had been named in 570, it is obviously natural that their names should be repeated in this more explicit statement.


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